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Beloved Miamisburg pergola gets a re-do and a little enhancement for beauty and function.

Miamisburg, OH, pergola makeover.

Miamisburg, OH, pergola makeover.

Recently, we received a call from homeowners in Miamisburg and their first question was if we could re-do an existing pergola which was absolutely loved, but had just gotten worn out over the years. When we responded, “You bet we can!”, they were so thrilled, they scheduled their consultation right on the spot. No matter if you need to have your outdoor living space re-done, made over, upgraded, redesigned, converted, remodeled, overhauled, improved or enhanced with the integration of another type of structure or even if you are starting from scratch and want a custom designed and built outdoor living area, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is your first choice for all of these projects, plus a whole lot more!

Before:

Before:

During the onsite consultation with the homeowners, it was clear their existing over deck pergola was in need of a makeover, as you can see from the picture below (one of many we took at this initial visit). The old pergola was severely worn in multiple places and the painted wood was faded and warped, showing its age. We discussed the variety of functions this perfectly placed structure had performed in years past, and what they hoped the re-do would allow it to continue to do for many more years to come. They placed great value on their beloved pergola and were anxious to have it back in grand working order.

Upon our further inspection of the entire space, we discovered the exiting steps would also need to be rebuilt as well as the concrete pad, due to its settling and sinking over time.  With just a few more questions for the homeowners, a single enhancement was agreed upon, material selections were made and measurements were taken. Our project plan was in place and ready to begin with the proposal, rendering and contract approved and signed.

Pergola after:

Pergola after:

We tore down the ragged framework and rebuilt the pergola using the existing footprint of the old structure. Pressure treated wood was used for both the pergola and the exit stairs. To enhance the pergola, the design was updated for a more open and airy top rafter portion. Previously, this portion of the structure consisted of nothing more than simple lattice panels.

Miamisburg OH Pergola makeoverThe new space is positively stunning with the added depth and presence the Ogee’ end rafters produce. The homeowners are thrilled with their newly redone pergola and fully satisfied with the work we provided. We’re pleased we were able to fulfill all the needs of these clients plus add an enhancement wow factor for a completed project which is everything they had in mind, and more!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you have an outdoor living space you wish to have updated, added to or would like to create a brand new outdoor living environment to enhance your lifestyle, contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more about all we can do for you. Call (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 or email at wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

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Archadeck Outdoor Living of West Central & Southwest Ohio discusses why pergolas are so hot!

Tan vinyl freestanding pergola with round columns in BeaverCreek OH

Tan vinyl freestanding pergola with round columns in BeaverCreek ,OH.

Pick up any home and garden magazine and you will notice the pages are filled with  images of pergolas. Pergolas serve many aesthetic and functional duties and come in a plethora of styles, sizes and materials. We have watched the popularity of the pergola grow over the past few years to epic proportions. Whether used alone in the landscape or garden, as a shade structure, or used in conjunction with another outdoor living structure, the pergola has become a timeless backyard fixture in its own right.

A great example of the early pergola.

A great example of the early pergola. Ancient walkway with grapevines in Settimo Vittone, Northern Italy

The pergola’s popularity is nothing new. The origins of the pergola trace all the way back to the 1654 when it was borrowed from the Italian word, pergula, meaning a projected eave. Of course, the Italians were believed to have used the pergola for growing grapes and other climbing vegetation. Since the pergola’s vertical design allows vegetation to grow upward, it allows for better use of space. The modern pergola has moved out of the vineyards and into the backyard as an elemental design piece that is not only beautiful but also multi-functional.

Pergola structured for swing support in Washington Township just South of Centerville, OH.

Pergola structured for swing support in Washington Township just South of Centerville, OH.

Pergolas can be used to add depth and help define a deck or patio, placed within the landscape with seating or even a swing to create a special spot to read or just relax.  Pergolas also allow design freedom within an outdoor space through the use of  materials you can utilize for your design. This will help you create an eclectic space that is a true one-of-kind original.

Custom vinyl pergola in Springvalley OH with fixed louvers and interlocking slats

Custom vinyl pergola in Springvalley, OH with fixed louvers and interlocking slats.

Here at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, we design and build pergolas to accommodate various needs of our clients. Aside from the obvious appeal they add to your home and landscape, shade is one of the biggest reason homeowners build pergolas. Pergolas do deliver a measure of shade to a sunny outdoor space. The amount of shade pergolas can provide is  dependent on the construction details of the pergola itself. A pergola that is built with wider rafters or cross beams that are placed closer together will provide more shade than one built with these elements spanning farther apart. However, all shade factors are influenced by the intended placement of your pergola in correlation to the direction and amount of sunlight your location receives. Keep in mind this can change with the seasons as well.

This pergola in Mason, OH is a true eccletic work of art!

This pergola in Mason, OH is a true eclectic work of art!

In addition to designing the pergola to deliver the most shade benefits, homeowners can also add shade canopies, awnings or curtains to their pergola to receive even more protection from the sun. Many of these options look quite nice and are designed with an extra measure to help block the dangerous UVA and UVB rays from the sun.

Here is a glimpse into some of the shade amendments we use to maximize the pergola’s shade benefits…

  • ShadeFX pergola canopies – These are retractable pergola canopies that protect you from both sun and rain. This innovative product will protect not only you and your family from the ravages of the sun, but will add years onto your outdoor living furnishings. They also look as pretty in the winter as in the summer, a huge plus with homeowners who want to keep their outdoor living space looking its best year-round.
  • ShadeTree canopy used on this pergola built by of West Central & Southwest Ohio

    A ShadeTree canopy was used on this pergola built by of West Central & Southwest Ohio

    ShadeTree pergola canopies -These are the romantic, “billowy” canopies that many homeowners ask for by name!  These elegant canopies can be removed and stored seasonally by just loosening the top lock brackets and roller locks, and then each canopy can be quickly rolled out of the tracks. The tracks can remain up. They can also be made to cover an area the width needed by simply adding additional canopy sections or by custom ordering. Rain easily runs off the sides of the extended canopies. If water collects suddenly in a heavy rain, the weight of the standing water activates a “release mechanism” so the rain can run off the sides to eliminate the water build-up.

  • Mosquito curtains – Mosquito curtains can be installed onto your pergola via a track system. These curtains look great and offer protection from nagging and dangerous mosquitoes, as well as sunscreen protection. Homeowners can customize the look of their pergola with a wide variety of options to fit any style, or taste.
Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Clearly, the many ways a pergola can serve homeowners in their backyards is endless. Pergolas can be a cost-effective way to add character, style and function to your backyard, and serve as a unique shade structure. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more about our elegant pergola designs.
(513) 897 – 2040
(937) 848-7040
wcohio@archadeck.net

 “Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true”

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